Runway Makeup: Rock ‘n Roll Makeup at Rachel Zoe Fall 2012

With a rock ‘n roll vision in mind, the look created by Maybelline New York Global Makeup Artist Charlotte Willer for Rachel Zoe A/W 2012 was “60s-70s sexy – reminiscent of Marianne Faithfull – meets the fresh, contemporary girl of today”.

Rock 'n Roll Makeup at Rachel Zoe Fall 2012 runway

For a second skin effect, Charlotte prepped the face with Dream Nude Airfoam Foundation. Then she blended Fit Me! Bronzer under the cheekbones to give the face an instant lift and architecture.

For a sultry feline eye, Charlotte drew a thick line from the inner corner outward, smudging ever-so-slightly, for a smoldering effect. She then took the liner upward to the crease for an intensely hypnotic look. “Masses of lashes” were created with a set of falsies topped with lashings and lashings of Volumn’ Express The Colossal Mascara in Glam Black and Illegal Length Fiber Extensions Mascara in Very Black.

To close the look in soft, clean fashion, the lips were given toned down with SuperStaqy 14HR Lipstick in Beige For Good.

achel Zoe Fall 2012 backstage beauty

Images: Courtesy of Maybelline.

Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE,, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


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